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UK and Japan close in on post-Brexit trade deal

Britain and Japan on Friday reached “substantial agreement” on most elements of a post-Brexit trade deal, after two days of talks during which UK trade secretary Liz Truss resisted moves to restrict British farm exports. The proposed deal, which both sides want to wrap up by the end of the month, largely mirrors the EU-Japan […]

Stocks slip as US-China tensions intensify

Global stocks slipped as tensions between the US and China rose and investors waited on key US jobs data that will give an insight into the pace of the economic recovery. European stocks fell in morning trading, with the benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 losing 0.2 per cent, led lower by cyclical sectors including banks and […]

UK estate agents bask in hot summer trade

Estate agents in England are enjoying an unseasonably strong summer, with a surge in buyer demand helping lift them from the doldrums caused by lockdown.  Savills, LSL Property Services and Purplebricks all reported record levels of activity in June and July this week, and property portal Rightmove said on Friday that it had received more […]